Whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities & events at our Nottingham City Museums, Libraries and other venues across the city, or you’re looking for some extra support this Easter, we’ve got all the details you need below.

Cheap places to eat  


Asda’s cafes are offering food for kids for just £1 every day. For this deal, there is no required adult spend and has been extended all year round rather than limited to school holidays. 


If you head down to your local Morrisons and purchase any one adult meal with a value of £4.50 or over, you will get one free kids meal. This offer applies all day, every day


Kids eat for £1 with the purchase of an adult hot main from £5.20, from 11.30am every day at Sainsbury’s cafes. 


You can find more support with things like money and food on the ASKLion website

Easter Activities  

Celebrate with your friends and family by finding the perfect Easter activity: 

Wollaton Hall

From Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April visit Wollaton Park for a Vintage Fun Fair, from 10.30am to 7pm every day! Find out more here

Discover the Natural History Museum, including the newly refurbished Taxidermist’s Gallery featuring a giraffe and the Long Gallery featuring George the Gorilla, and be inspired with the ‘Miniature Masterpieces’ exhibition Disappearing Worlds by Dr Willard Wigan.

Or why not hear the tales and discover the characters of the Hall on a Hidden History Tour as you explore the Prospect Room, the Tudor Kitchens, the Cave and Admiral’s Bath. Plan your visit

See all that’s on at Wollaton Hall this Easter

Nottingham Castle

Explore the caves this half-term and hear the tales from beneath the depths of Nottingham Castle on a cave tour, and see Mortimer’s hole or King David’s Dungeon (subject to the cave availability on the day). Book your tickets

View the STIM CINEMA exhibition, part of Nottingham Castle’s season of new programming with a touring exhibition focusing on Neurodivergence. Only until 14 April – find out more

Let your little one’s imagination come to life in the adventure play area, as they swing, slide, climb, jump and play through the amazing timber play fortress!

Admission to the Castle & Grounds is £12 for Adults, free for kids 15 & under (3 per paid adult). Each paid ticket allows you to re-visit unlimited for 12 months.

See all that’s on at Nottingham Castle this Easter

Newstead Abbey & Gardens

Visit the historic house and learn about the fascinating history of Newstead Abbey and it’s past residents on a self-led walk through the house, including the private bedroom & study of Lord Byron and rooms lived in by the Webb family during their time there. Learn more

Discover the gardens with Philip Jones on a free 1 hour walking tour on select dates. Find out more and book your tickets

See all that’s on at Newstead Abbey this Easter

Lakeside Arts Activities

Lakeside Arts Nottingham has a range of family-friendly events on offer, including craft workshops and interactive storytelling sessions, there’s something for everyone. Find out more

The fun continues…

There’s a whole host of activities, sessions and opportunities to have some fun over Easter. Below is a list of some other amazing venues with sessions to keep your little ones busy.

Visit these venues for a range of free and cheap activities:

Library Activities

Parks and Open Spaces – Nottingham City Council

Nottingham Contemporary

New Art Exchange

National Ice Centre

Green Mill’s Holiday Fun

It’s In Nottingham

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